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    The last week or so i have been noticing my Cheato giving off tiny little air bubb;es what does this mean is it dieing or what ??????
    Nick
    Nick
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  • #2
    Even underwater plants produce O2. I'd say if there is a noticable amount of O2 being released, the plant is taking in a fair amount of CO2, light and nutrients.

    Check your CA Reactor and make sure you're not leaking CO2 into the tank.

    I've never seen a water plant die and respire.

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    • #3
      i dont have my reactor hooked up
      Nick
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      • #4
        lil help please
        Nick
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        • #5
          Nick, if it's dieing & parts near the surface are being covered with nusance algae, the bubbles may be from the latter. O/W, as Sean mentioned it's in photosynthestic mode. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            there is some alage growin on it and what is the photo mode that u speak of i didnnt know that cheato had done this i thought only the culerpa did
            Nick
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            • #7
              I don’t know about algae but most plants if they are growing well will give off O2 when they photosynthesizing. If the O2 levels in your tank are at saturation and the Cheato is growing then it is a good possibility that it’s just excess O2 that can’t dissolve into the water.

              Colin
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              • #8
                My Chaeto always gives off bubbles. . .most likely O2 due to photosynthesis.

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                • #9
                  ok so that is basically the opposite of what were lookin for ????
                  Nick
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                  • #10
                    photosynthesis: a process used by plants to convert water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight into carbohydrates and oxygen. The oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere is produced by this process.

                    Well for this to be functioning properly, there has to be some sort of nutrient in the water for them to be consuming.

                    Weren't you have a PO4 problem not to long ago?

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                    • #11
                      yeah but it was false readin i had just fed my fish a couple of minutes before i took it
                      Nick
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                      • #12
                        Maybe you're overfeeding?

                        I don't know, the only conclusion I can come to is that theres either excessive CO2 or nutrients.

                        Is it possible somewhere in your system you're leaking nutrients? DSB?

                        Why are you keeping a fuge while you run ZEO anyways if you don't mind me asking?

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                        • #13
                          my spcs are in my posts i dont have a fuge it was a tiny piece left over that i threw in my overflows and now its grown out of control both overflows are packed with it also i have a BB i feed my 3 fish every other day a tiny pinch of food that they finish in no more hten a minute
                          Nick
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                          • #14
                            Well, I know that ZEO should stunt the growth of any algae and eventually kill it.

                            For your small piece of grow out of control, I'd say you're not nutrient free.

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                            • #15
                              my nitrates nitrites are all at 0 using salifert nothing has died in a very long time 4 months now since i did the upgrade i do 5g WC everyweek i siphon out the detrius on the bottom 3x a week i dont get it
                              Nick
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